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Education Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Stephen and Ashlie!!

You are both so funny. Thanks for your helpful videos!

could you please give some information about yet, what dose it mean at the beginning of a sentences?

Hello N-Akbari,

Have you tried using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool? Just type 'yet' in the search box and click 'Look it up!' to see how the word can be used, with examples and explanations.

'Yet' can refer to time, with a meaning of 'at any time up to now'; with this use it is used in questions and negatives. Take a look at this page and this page for more information on this.

'Yet' can also be used to provide contrast, with a similar meaning to 'however'. It is generally used in the middle of a sentence when it is has this meaning. For example:

The rain was beating down, yet the day was warm.

I understand what you said, yet I still disagree.

If you have any particular example you'd like us to comment on then we'd be happy to do so.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,
Ta very much, it was very helpful.

Hello Kirk ,

Thank you very much for your reply. Have a nice day !

Best wishes ,

Hello Teachers !
Here in the middle of the episode Stephen says ' I wanted to get my hands dirty and work on real cars ' . I'm not quite sure what part serves WORK here - of a verb or of a noun ? Cause if it is a verb , I think it needs TO before ...
Thank you .

Best wishes ,

Hello iliya_b,

'work' is indeed a verb in this sentence. You could insert the word 'to' before work, but when we use 'and' between words or phrases, we often leave out words that would be repeated (such as 'to' in this case). This is called 'ellipsis', and it's actually quite common.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi, I just want to post the answer of this lesson question.
1) I would like to learn how to design the interior of a building. I'd like to live in a luxury apartment with innovative things I've made. It doesn't mean that I have to purchase expensive furnitures to make it beautiful but I can apply simple things to make it desirable.

2) No, I'm not. I think I should probably take the courses like Ashley to learn how to fix things in order to save thousands money I pay to fix things.

Hey, English-learners!
My name's Kate, I'm Russian, and I'm an English tutor. I'm looking for a little bit of help.
There's no easy way to explain that in short, but I'll try:)
Being a tutor I'm constantly trying to motivate my students to the highest possible level. And the thing is that, well, most of this learning process is boring anyway.. without that much of a practice that is. So, it's practice that I'm talking about. Occasional 5-15-minute speaking practice via Skype, or something.. This thought of mine is, at this point, just a vague idea, I haven't figured out all the details just yet.. I'm just thinking it over and over and, well, looking around..:)
So, what do you think? Would you be interested in being part of this sort of building speaking confidence sort of thing?
Thank you for your time:) Anyone interested feel free to contact me:)
For admins – if this sort of comment is inappropriate here, please let me know.

Hi Kate,

It sounds like your students are lucky to have you as a tutor. Your idea is a great one, but I'm afraid that our House Rules prohibit the sharing of personal information such as email addresses, Skype IDs, etc. You're welcome to communicate via the comments here on LearnEnglish, and you might also want to check out our Facebook page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team